Christmas Tree Skirt FREE pattern

Christmas Tree Pattern
 Today I’m sharing my Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern (for free!) and the tutorial so you can make your very own!
What you will need:
3 to 4 yards of various Christmas Materials
3 1/2 yards for the backing
Rotary Cutting Board and Cutter
Perfect corner ruler (or any piece of paper laminated to make thicker and stronger)like an index card…
Printed Pattern
Iron


paper piecing tree skirt

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Christmas Tree Skirt
 Begin cutting the material. For the LARGE triangles (No. 17 and 19) I used the pattern and cute a triangle around 1/2 inch bigger than needed. I used a variety of fabrics for both pieces to have options.

 For all the other pieces needed I cut strips of all the fabrics. Some 3inches wide and some 4 inches wide. This should cover all the other pattern pieces. You will cut the lengths later.

Trace the printed pattern onto tissue paper. You can use an old pattern or just gift tissue paper (what I did). Turn the pattern over, so the numbers are backwards.

 Place your first piece of fabric (right side up facing you) over the # 1 pattern spot. Use fabric from your strips, just cut the length to fit.  Make sure you have at least a 1/4 inch around all sides of the #1 piece.

 Take the fabric you are using for the #2 (make sure it has 1/4 allowance around all sides) and place right sides together on top of #1.
 I place one pin in the middle to keep everything in place.
 Now, turn the whole pattern over so the right side of the pattern is up, and sew on the line between the 1 and 2.
 Turn everything back over to the material side and iron open the seam. Step one done!
 **This is where your laminated card comes in handy. Turn the pattern back over (you will be flipping A LOT!) and place your card on the line where the next number (3) intersects with the numbers you just sewed (1 and 2).
Fold the paper pattern back on the line with the card and hold it secure.
 Place your ruler which adds 1/4 inch over the card and hold.
 Take your rotary cutter and cut off any fabric outside the ruler. This will leave a perfect 1/4 seam allowance for your next piece and get rid of the extra bulky material.
 When you unfold the pattern and turn back over, this is what you should now see.
Place the third piece of fabric right sides together over the other two, so when sewn will cover the #3 place on the pattern.
 Pin…
 Sew…
 Iron open… AND REPEAT from the ** only this time you will cute between the 3 and 4.
 
Repeat until you have a panel that looks something like this:
Eleven more to go!
 Here I have laid out all the panels to arrange the design. It was pretty random.. but just wanted to double check. I’ve removed one piece here so you can see the paper still on the back.

Well, that should get you all started! Getting cutting, then see part two of this FREE Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern.
Part 2: HERE

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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

Comments

  1. So that’s how you do that!!!! How cool! Your tree skirt turned out so beautiful! I am involved in a quilted pillow challenge that You would be highly qualified for. I hope you’ll check it out at http://www.sewlavie.com/p/welcome-to-retro-pillow-challenge.html
    This patchwork technique would be very useful for the participants in the challenge. Could I add a link to this tutorial so we could use it as a reference?
    The challenge occurs throughout September. I hope you’ll consider joining us!
    BTW, I found you through the Creative Itch linky party.
    Your newest follower,
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!
    ricochethandbags@hotmail.com

  2. Sunny Vanilla says:

    What a great project! Thanks for sharing. I might need to upgrade our ugly felt tree skirt into this beauty.

  3. Wow! If I sewed I would so use your pattern. This is fantastic. Found at Inspire Me Fridays

  4. This is incredible! Wow, you seriously put some time into this! Thank you so much for linking to It’s Stinkin’ Cute Craft Thursdays!

  5. Holly Lefevre says:

    WOW – how cool is that. So fun!
    Holly
    504 Main

  6. What an idea. It looks bright and colorful.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun. The party for this week is going on… hope to see you there again :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-4.html

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